Amanitari, Tari, is a priestess of the war god, Apedemek. Her mother, the queen and a warrior, chosen Tari's brother, Kinidad, to become a warrior and her daughter to work for a temple Tari's heart still has not recovered from her mother's betrayal and her own disappointment. While her mother and brother fight the Romans, Kush's enemy, Tari is in the desert serving in a temple. She refuses to serve the god of war as a priestess and has the priests show her how to fight and train as a warrior. Tari and her lion, Naga, are summoned home when her brother is killed in battle. Tari and her mother argue when she arrives. Tari wants to join the fighting, but her mother doesn't want to lose another child to battle. She tells Tari that Tari is the only hope for a ruler after she dies.
Tari sees her...